The effect of the acanthocephalan parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis on the lipid and glycogen content of its intermediate host Gammarus pulex.

@article{Plaistow2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of the acanthocephalan parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis on the lipid and glycogen content of its intermediate host Gammarus pulex.},
  author={Stewart J. Plaistow and J P Troussard and Frank C{\'e}zilly},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          346-51
        }
}
Besides conspicuous changes in behaviour, manipulative parasites may also induce subtle physiological effects in the host that may also be favourable to the parasite. In particular, parasites may be able to influence the re-allocation of resources in their own favour. We studied the association between the presence of the acanthocephalan parasite, Pomphorhynchus laevis, and inter-individual variation in the lipid and glycogen content of its crustacean host, Gammarus pulex (Amphipoda). Infected… CONTINUE READING
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